Press Release

On November 8-10 the 15th International Forum on construction, exploitation and projection of motor roads and bridges AVTODOREXPO took place in Kyiv. Its edition in 2017 was noticeably different due to significantly bigger scale, larger number of participants and visitors, and unique seminars. The head of the State Road Agency of Ukraine, Slavomir Novak, opened the Forum.

When visiting AVTODOREXPO 2017, one could feel that the Ukrainian road industry is expecting a change for the better. The closer you came to the pavilion the more obvious it was that the exposition has extended and become more diverse than before. This as well was confirmed by the figures. The exhibition area has grown by 19%, and the number of participants has increased 1.5 times. There were 66 companies from 7 countries of the world taking part in the exhibition. The Forum was attended by nearly two thousand people.

The list of exhibitors included both the names of permanent participants, and the companies that returned after the break and, of course, newcomers. These were ASTEC, CHICAGO PNEUMATIC, CONTROLS, HOFMANN, MARINI MAKINA, MASSENZA INTERNATIONAL, IPT GROUP, AMAKO UKRAINE, ASBUD-UKRAINE, ASTRA, WIRTGEN UKRAINE, DORMASH GROUP, ETS, ZNAKI UA, KREDMASH, MAKHINA-TST, PLASTICS-UKRAINE, PROLOGUE, STIM-UKRAINE, ZEPPELIN UKRAINE and others.

Traditionally, the exhibition featured a wide range of solutions for road construction industry. In particular, there were special machines and equipment for construction and repair of roads, transportation of bituminous materials, equipment for the production of asphalt and bitumen emulsions, special additives and construction chemicals, materials and equipment for road marking, road safety barrier systems and noise barriers, road signs and materials for their production.

The presence at the exhibition is an excellent occasion for companies to present their latest developments to the market. Participants of AVTODOREXPO 2017 did not skimp on the premieres.

WIRTGEN UKRAINE brought seven units of equipment that were exhibited on the open area. These were tandem rollers HD + 120i VV and HD 12 VV and pneumatic roller GRW 280-16. The SUPER caterpillar pavers that are the range of the well-known VÖGELE brand were exhibited. Model 1600-3 is a universal manoeuvrable asphalt paver with a maximum laying width of 7.5 meters and a capacity of up to 600 tons per hour. High-performance stacker 2100-3 class Highway is designed to work in large construction projects. Both machines work with the VÖGELE EcoPlus technology, which reduces fuel consumption and noise levels. It is also worth to mention the compact Wirtgen W 150 CF road cutter designed for urban operation, and WR 240 cold recycler and stabilizer of the ground.

AMAKO UKRAINE presented the IVECO Trakker AD410T41 construction dump truck, which can serve as a base for a large number of superstructures - dump trucks, concrete mixers, asphalt trucks, truck cranes. The vehicle is equipped with a 13-liter turbo-diesel engine rated at 410 hp.

An exposition of the CAT technique, presented by Zeppelin Ukraine was one of the richest ones. The newest road cutter PM620 / PM622, designed for operation in 24/7 mode, the СAT 432F2 backhoe loader, the Cat 950 GC front loader, were showcased at the open area. The company also introduced a compact forklift truck with a Cat 242D hinged cutter and a CAT Machine Drive Power seal system that helps the operator determine when the compaction rate of the soil reaches a predetermined level.

There newcomers as well with Lonking technique among them. The ZL50NC front loader with a carrying capacity of up to 5 tons and a bucket capacity from 3.0 to 4.2 cubic meters were exhibited at the stand of the brand’s official dealer.

ETS Company presented special equipment of Volvo brand, including caterpillar asphalt paver Volvo P7820C with double ramming beam. Owing to the hydraulic sealing system of the upper layer, it seals the intermediate layers of the coating and makes it possible to exclude the use of a number of additional techniques. The company's stand also featured a compact front loader with a side turn МС135С, which allows installation of up to 34 types of attachments.

The Belarusian Company STIM expanded its presence at this year’s edition of the fair and brought a road marking machine with cold plastic. Its main feature, the manufacturer says, is the ability to apply a double solid line in one operation. The machine also copes with the application of any type of markup - structural, drip, smooth.

The well-known Ukrainian manufacturer PJSC Kredmash showcased a live regenerator of asphalt RA-802, which can be used for routine maintenance of roads and preparation of asphalt mix in the immediate vicinity of the work site. The Company also presented asphalt mixing plants with a capacity of 60 to 200 tons per hour, and a miniature chipper KDM337 for rapid spraying of cold bitumen emulsions during patching.

The newcomer of the exhibition PASS + CO UA presented innovative types of barrier systems, which the Company produces in Ukraine under a German license. This is one- and two-side barriers for bridges and roads with different levels of restraint, as well as damping and end systems made to protect in a head-on collision and car bumps against the ends of the barrier systems.

With the assistance of the Company, AVTODOREXPO 2017 has also become a venue for unique events for the country. Representatives of the International Road Federation made their presentations for the first time in Ukraine. They talked about the problem of extremely high number of accidents on Ukrainian roads and presented three extended reports on various ways to improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians and road workers.

The business program of this year’s edition of the fair in general was more saturated than before. Speeches and presentations were planned for two consecutive days. On the first day of the exhibition, the representative of Ukravtodor spoke about the plans for the industry for the next five years, including revenues to be expectedly collected in the Road Fund, how this money will be spent and what roads it plans to build. Such high-topical issues as procurement and contractors’ transparency were raised in the CoST project’s presentation, and quality control of repairs from FIDIC.

The second exhibition day was devoted to presentations of the latest solutions and scientific developments for repair and construction of roads – 20 reports were announced by both private companies and scientists.

For many years AVTODOREXPO Forum has been playing the role of an important business platform for communication of road industry specialists and stays a reflection of its current state. The event is organized by the State Road Agency of Ukraine and ACCO International Exhibition Company. The Forum is attended by the managers and employees of the regional road authorities who come here to get acquainted with the latest solutions in the industry.

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